Andrew Edward Tingler


Andrew Edward Tingler is a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Lake Charles and is a native of Cameron Parish. He has been the President of the Cameron Preservation Alliance since 2016 and he is donating the profits of this book to the preservation of the Sabine Pass Lighthouse in Southwest Cameron Parish.



Noon to 1:00 p.m.
State Capitol, House Committee Room 4
Louisiana Towns and Parishes: Opelousas, Plaquemine, Cameron Parish, and West Baton Rouge Parish
with Tom Acosta, Carola Lillie Harley, Stella Carline Tanoos, Andrew Edward Tingler, and moderator Katie Parry

1:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Cavalier House Booksellers
Book Signing


Cameron Parish

In 1790, Daniel Johnson sailed into the Sabine River, beginning the Anglo settlement in what would eventually become Cameron Parish in the southwest corner of Louisiana. Lured by the abundance of natural beauty and resources, most settlers moved into the coastal cheniers and inland Cajun prairie after 1830. The population grew enough by 1870 that a new parish was officially carved from Calcasieu and Vermilion Parishes. It was named for Abraham Lincoln's first secretary of war, Simon Cameron; the community of Leesburg at the mouth of the Calcasieu River also took the parish name of Cameron. The town of Cameron was among the biggest fishing ports in the country during the mid-1900s, but one of the largest economic drivers for the parish has been oil since the late 1920s. Even through the adversity of hurricanes, investments continue, and today, Cameron Parish exports more liquid natural gas than most countries.


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